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2017 MTV Video Music Awards Winners List

Katy Perry MTV VMAs Winners
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5, 4, 3, 2, 1… blast off! The countdown to the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards is officially over. The highly anticipated, iconic award show airs live from The Forum in Inglewood, California tonight (Sunday, August 27) at 8 p.m. EST.

Hosted by MTV award show veteran Katy Perry, the always controversial ceremony, which launched in 1984 in New York City, will see the music industry’s biggest artists and rising stars converge to honor music videos released between June 25, 2016 and June 23, 2017.

Nominees include some of pop, hip hop, rock and EDM’s heavy hitters—from Bruno Mars to Ariana Grande to Miley Cyrus—as well as emerging artists like SZA, Noah Cyrus and Julia Michaels.

Stay tuned as we round up the 2017 MTV VMAs winners as they’re announced tonight, below.

Video of the year:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Artist of the year:
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

Best new artist:
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

Song of summer:
Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi, feat. Justin Bieber – “Despacito (Remix)”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Camila Cabello Feat. Quavo – “OMG”
Fifth Harmony Feat. Gucci Mane – “Down”
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour Llif3″

Best collaboration:
Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – “Closer”
Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”
Zayn &Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

Best Pop:
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony feat. Gucci Mane – “Down”
Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

Best hip-hop:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. feat. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”
DJ Khaled feat.Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

Best dance:
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way”
Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water”
Afrojack feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone”

Best rock:
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams”
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
Green Day – “Bang Bang”
Foo Fighters – “Run”

Best fight against the system:
Logic feat. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan”
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean – “Light”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Taboo feat. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend – “Surefire”

Best cinematography:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Scott Cunningham)
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (Matthew Wise)
Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Steve Annis)
DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (David Proctor)
Halsey – “Now or Never” (Kristof Brandl)

Best direction:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers & the little homies)
Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Mathew Cullen)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Aaron A)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Glenn Michael)

Best art direction:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Spencer Graves)
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Alex Delgado)
Katy Perry feat. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Natalie Groce)
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Damian Fyffe)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)

Best visual effects:
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)
KYLE feat. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)
Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Company: MIRADA) Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)

Best choreography:
Kanye West – “Fade” (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)
Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Brian & Scott Nicholson)
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (Dave Meyers)
Sia – “The Greatest” (Ryan Heffington)
Fifth Harmony feat. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Sean Bankhead)

Best editing:
Future – “Mask Off” (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)
Lorde – “Green Light” (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – “Closer” (Jennifer Kennedy)
The Weeknd – “Reminder” (Red Barbaza)

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